On the 6th of January, 2021, a group of Trump supporters raided the US capitol building, clashing with the policing, destroying properties and other acts of violence. This act took place after President Trump encouraged his supporters to protest what he claimed to have been a “stolen election”. The riot killed at least five people including a Capitol police officer.
After the riot at the US Capitol, President Trump declared that “an emergency exists in the District of Columbia and ordered federal assistance to supplement the District’s response efforts to the emergency conditions resulting from the Presidential inauguration from January 11 to January 24, 2021”. This was declared barely ten days to Joe Biden’s Inauguration.
The riot which took place at the capitol was a huge blow to the liberation tradition of the United States.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning that violent protests are being planned in all 50 US state capitals, including the US capitol building, in the final days leading up to President-elect Biden’s inauguration.
The action of the President therefore mandates the Department of Homeland security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) , to organize all disaster relief efforts which have the aim of eliminating hardship and suffering ignited by the emergency on the local population and to ensure appropriate aid for emergency measures authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, “to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the District of Columbia.”